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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1325: Silence and Silencing, IV: Silenced Women and Feminist Listening

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Brittany Orton, Department of History, University of York
Basil Price, Department of English, Arizona State University
Moderator/Chair:Sarah McKeagney, Department of History, University of York
Paper 1325-aSilent Tongues, Speaking Bodies: Movement and Mediality in the Philomena Tale
(Language: English)
Sydney Owada, Department of English Language & Literature, University of Michigan
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Women's Studies
Paper 1325-bFreeing the Fairy Queen: Subversive Readings of Romance's Silent Intertext
(Language: English)
Jane Bonsall, School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures - English Literature, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Women's Studies
Paper 1325-cMind the Gap!: Reading Conspicuous Silences in Feminist Retellings of Medieval Sources
(Language: English)
Sophia Philomena Wolf, Englisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universit├Ąt Freiburg
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Comparative, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Women's Studies
Abstract

This is the fourth and final panel in a series on 'Silence and Silencing', which aim to interrogate absences, silences, and gaps within medieval sources and the discipline of Medieval Studies itself, in order to further our understanding of global networks in the Middle Ages. This panel seeks to demonstrate how to hear women's voices in the medieval archive and to analyse what forms of speech are available to them. These papers close our discussion of silence in the Middle Ages by contemplating how a reader or listener of medieval texts might adapt and appropriate these texts for their own subversive political projects.